EEBO: Early English Books Online

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Full text, in facsimile, of more than 125,000 literary and historical texts as listed in the English Short Title Catalogue.
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Resource type:
1475 to 1700
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EEBO Accessibility
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Early English Books Online (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 125,000 literary and historical works as they appeared in their original printed editions. EEBO contains images of works by such authors as Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. The database also includes musical exercises by Henry Purcell, novels by Aphra Behn, and prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, calendars, and many other primary resources.

EEBO contains most, though not all, of the titles in the English Short Title Catalogue.

Laurier Library has provided access to this resource since before 2012. In 2020, it moved from the Chadwyck-Healey platform to ProQuest.

Subjects covered:
  • English
  • History
  • Medieval Studies
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Alternate titles:
Early English Books Online